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-- Genocide & Human Rights Awareness Month

St. Petersburg, FL (March 16, 2010) – The Florida Holocaust Museum proudly announces the creation of Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Month (GHRAM), April 1 – 30. The program’s goal is to build public awareness about the Holocaust, the current genocide in Darfur, past genocides, and past and current human rights violations.  

Darfur/Darfur, the international, traveling exhibition of photographs of the current genocide in Darfur, will be on view at the Museum during the entire month; a special multimedia projection on the exterior of the Museum will be shown April 1 – 7, beginning at dusk each evening. Darfur/Darfur was produced by Art Works Projects. 
 
Special events during GHRAM include: 
 
Multimedia version of Darfur/Darfur, including Sudanese music
When: April 1 – 7, evenings at dusk
Location: exterior wall of the Florida Holocaust Museum
Free to all
 
Lecture: Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist, discussing his latest book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
When: Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m.
Location: The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Avenue North, St. Petersburg 
Free to all with open seating
 
Lecture and Yom HaShoah Commemoration: Clifford Chanin,
When: Sunday, April 11, 2 p.m.
Location: Florida Holocaust Museum
Free to all
 
Lecture: Immaculee Ilibagiza, survivor of the Rwandan genocide and author of Left to Tell
In partnership with USF – St. Petersburg
When: Wednesday, April 14, 7 p.m.
Location: USF – St. Petersburg Campus Activities Center, 140 Seventh Avenue South, St. Petersburg
Free to all with open seating
 
Lecture: Slavenka Drakulic, noted Croatian author of They Would Never Hurt a Fly When: Tuesday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Location: Florida Holocaust Museum
Free to all
 
Lecture and Armenian candlelight requiem: Michael Bobelian, author/journalist
In partnership with St. Hagop Armenian Church
When: Saturday, April 24, 6 p.m.  
Location:  St. Hagop Armenian Church, 7010 90th Avenue North, Pinellas Park
Free to all with required reservations, (727) 545-0380 
 
Lecture: Dr. Edward Kissi, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, University of South Florida, presenting Genocide and the Role of the United Nations
When: Thursday, April 29, 7 p.m.
Location: Florida Holocaust Museum
Free to all
 
For a complete list of events please visit www.flholocaustmuseum.org/GHRAM.

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